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booting Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 from USB
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Bard of Limoges

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Jan 2013, 17:40    Post subject:  booting Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 from USB  

I'm very new to Linux. I've been using a CD boot version of Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 and am really impressed bythe speed of the system. My wife recently bought a HP Pavilion g7 with W8 installed. I decided to boot my puppy to an Intex 64G usb drive, so I could have my one personal portable computer without disturbing the W machine. I used Bot flash and puppyUniversal installer with all the general settings. I had to use the FN9 choose boot method on the HP to boot from the usb and that started as usual. Unfortunately the boot searches the computers HDD for the 5.2.8 SFS which is of course on the usb.
So how can I get the boot to search the usb and not a partition on the HP (bearing in mind that W8 is partiularly unhelpful regarding sharing the HD with other systems.
Thanks in advance.
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jan 2013, 02:51    Post subject: Re: booting Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 from USB  

Bard of Limoges wrote:
I'm very new to Linux. I've been using a CD boot version of Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 and am really impressed bythe speed of the system. My wife recently bought a HP Pavilion g7 with W8 installed. I decided to boot my puppy to an Intex 64G usb drive, so I could have my one personal portable computer without disturbing the W machine. I used Bot flash and puppyUniversal installer with all the general settings. I had to use the FN9 choose boot method on the HP to boot from the usb and that started as usual. Unfortunately the boot searches the computers HDD for the 5.2.8 SFS which is of course on the usb.
So how can I get the boot to search the usb and not a partition on the HP (bearing in mind that W8 is partiularly unhelpful regarding sharing the HD with other systems.
Thanks in advance.


I have grub on my HDD (so it will be a little different than you USB), but I limit the search like this:

Code:
title Puppy Linux 528 frugal
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
kernel /puppy528/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=puppy528 pfix=noram,fsck
initrd /puppy528/initrd.gz


The important section is the "pmedia=atahd psubdir=puppy528"

(which tells it which media, and which folder)

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Bard of Limoges

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan 2013, 09:14    Post subject: booting linux from usb  

Thanks for the answer but I'm afraid that it doesn't work.
When I enter the line "title Puppy Linux 528 frugal" I get title: not found and equally for the other lines. I know that most commands use lowercase so should the name Puppy Linux 528 not be lowercase?
could you explain what each line means so that I can understand the commands? Sorry for the additional questions but I'm very keen use puppy on my usb. PS it' an0 emtec not an imtex!
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan 2013, 15:52    Post subject: Re: booting linux from usb  

Bard of Limoges wrote:
Thanks for the answer but I'm afraid that it doesn't work.
When I enter the line "title Puppy Linux 528 frugal" I get title: not found and equally for the other lines. I know that most commands use lowercase so should the name Puppy Linux 528 not be lowercase?
could you explain what each line means so that I can understand the commands? Sorry for the additional questions but I'm very keen use puppy on my usb. PS it' an0 emtec not an imtex!


Oh, I'm sorry... I just realized that you are brand new here...

Mine was an example booting from the hard drive.

You would want the command option: pmedia=usb

So the part of the boot menu you would want to fix is:

Code:
kernel /puppy528/vmlinuz pmedia=usb psubdir=puppy528


Your kernel may not be in "puppy528" unless you created it. Sorry, I've misplaced my bootable USB, so I can't just copy the menu for you.

That assumes that you have a subdirectory (folder) called "puppy528" (where all of your stuff resides).

Did you perform an install using the puppy installer?

You would boot Puppy on CD, once it's up, plug in your flash drive.

You will see the drive appear in the lower left corner (so you then know it's name).

Go into the menu, go to Setup, go to Puppy Universal Installer.

When you run it, it will walk you through an installation. It will ask you which media to install onto, and at the end it will give you 2 sets of GRUB menu options (depending on which grub bootloader you selected).

If you need, I'll go through an installation on USB (just as you would), and post a menu for a USB install.

BTW, if you look in my Sig line, you can search the Puppy forum for relevant topics.

And I assume that you've been through these:

http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview%20and%20Getting%20Started.htm

http://www.puppylinux.com/

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